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April 5, 2013

They want to do what?

UPDATE - Read the letter signed by 33 state and national groups opposing this legislation below! This coming Monday, April 8 th , three bills will be heard in the Texas House Elections Committee that might leave observers scratching their heads in wonder...
March 26, 2013

Family Planning Coalition Granted Title X Funding

On Monday, the Women's Health and Family Planning Association of Texas was awarded a federal grant that would enable to continue to provide family planning and health services to more than 160,000 Texas women. The group filed a formal request after Rick...
March 20, 2013

Thank You Senators Wendy Davis and Sylvia Garcia

Earlier today, we called on Progress Texas members to contact their State Senators and urge them to vote against the first draft of the state budget. The response was tremendous. While our voices were heard, the bill passed. The final vote was 29 to 2 ...
March 11, 2013

Empower our progressive movement

UPDATE 3/15: We are up to 116 sustaining donors and are now only 9 away from our goal of 125! Did you know over 100 fellow Progress Texas members give a few dollars to the work we do together every month? Because of those consistent gifts, we can make big...
March 7, 2013

Forever Governor

Governor Rick Perry's still got game. A poll released by the University of Texas and Texas Tribune shows that Texans support Perry over Attorney General Greg Abbott for governor in 2014. Perry has said that he has a deal with Abbott: the attorney general...
February 28, 2013

The Most Inclusive VAWA Ever Drafted Passes!

With a 286 to 138 vote , the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was passed in the US House of Representatives. The bill is now on its way to President Obama's desk. The VAWA includes provisions that would protect Native American women living on...
February 4, 2013

The Progress Texas Monthly

The Texas Legislature is one month old, and already we're hearing excuses about why conservatives don't want to meet the needs of our state. We know the truth: to secure a strong economy we must invest in our future. Supporting public infrastructure -...
January 29, 2013

Investing in Our Future - The State of the State in Texas

Today, Governor Rick Perry gives his 7th State of the State address . We thought this would be the perfect opportunity to catch up on what is going on in the Texas Legislature, brief you on the latest news on the major issues, and point you towards...
January 17, 2013

Calling All Assault Weapon Carrying Yankees

On Tuesday, New York became the first state since the Newtown shooting to pass significant common sense gun violence legislation . But don't worry New Yorkers, there's a place where you can keep your AK-47 next to your bed without dealing with pesky...
December 19, 2012

Boehner's Plan B: A Disaster For The Economy

Yesterday House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) released his controversial and widely criticized "Pan B" - the Republican counteroffer to advert the so-called "fiscal cliff." Boehner's Plan B would extend the Bush-era tax cuts for those making under $1...